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Undergraduate Academic Calendar, 2020-2021

Original approval: May 7, 2018 ; Fall 2020 revised June 2, 2020 (due to COVID-19 worldwide health emergency); August 10, 2020 (Fall First-Years registration and Fall Convocation)

Fall -- Winter -- Spring

Fall Term 2020

DateEvent
Fri., Aug. 21 First-Years complete registration with advisers
Sun., Aug. 23 Fall Convocation: 5:30 pm
Mon., Aug. 24 Academic year begins; drop/add begins
Mon., Aug. 24 Matriculation deadline
Fri., Aug. 28 Free pass/fail declarations and drop/add ends at midnight
Fri., Aug. 28 May 2021 degree applications due
Sat., Sep. 5 Drop with record begins: W on all dropped courses
Fri., Sep. 11 Incomplete Grade Change deadline (unless date set earlier by instructor)
Fri., Oct. 2 Midterm: Drop with record after midterm: WP or WF on all dropped courses
Mon., Oct. 5 Midterm grades due: 12:00 noon
Nov. 2- 6 Registration for Winter Term 2021 (tentative)
Fri., Nov. 13 Last day of Fall term classes
Sat., Nov. 14 Final Examinations begin: 2:00 pm
Fri., Nov. 20 Final Examinations end: 12:00 noon
Fri., Dec. 4 All grades due: 12:00 noon

Winter Term 2021

DateEvent
Mon., Jan. 11 Classes begin: drop/add begins
Fri., Jan. 15 Free pass/fail declarations and drop/add ends at midnight
Mon., Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No classes
(Monday classes meet on Friday)
Tue., Jan. 19 Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation
Fri., Jan. 22 Drop with record begins: W on all dropped courses after this date
Fri., Jan. 22 Monday classes held on Friday of MLK week
Thu., Jan. 29 Incomplete Grade Change deadline (unless date set earlier by instructor)
Feb. 2 - 5 Registration for Spring Term 2021 (tentative)
Fri., Feb. 5 Sophomore major declaration deadline
Fri., Feb. 19 Midterm: WP or WF on all dropped courses after this date
Mon., Feb. 22 Midterm grades due: 12:00 noon
Feb. 22 - 26 Washington Break: No classes
Mon., Mar. 1 Classes resume
Fri., Mar. 5 Deadline to drop Spring 2021 domestic extra-fee course without being responsible for the fee
Fri., Mar. 5 Spring Option declaration deadline
Sat., Mar. 20 Science, Society, and the Arts Conference (tentative)
Mar. 23-26 Registration for Fall Term 2021 (tentative)
Fri., Apr. 9 Last day of Winter term classes
Sat., Apr. 10 Examinations begin: 2:00 pm
Fri., Apr. 16 Examinations end: 12:00 noon
Tue., Apr. 20 All grades due: 12:00 noon

Spring Term 2021

DateEvent
Mon., Apr. 26 Classes begin: drop/add begins
Tue., Apr. 27 Drop/add ends at midnight
Fri. Apr. 30 December 2021 degree applications due
Fri., Apr. 30 Drop with records begins: W on all dropped courses after this date
Fri., May 7 Midterm: WP or WF on all dropped courses after this date
Fri., May 21 Last day of Spring term classes
Sat., May 22 Examinations: 9:00 am and 2:00 pm
Mon., May 24 Senior grades due: 12:00 noon
Wed., May 26 Baccalaureate Service: 10:00 am
Thu., May 27 Commencement: 10:00 am
Fri., May 28 Non-senior grades due: 12:00 noon
Fri., June 4 Six-week courses end
Mon., Jun. 7 Six-week course grades due: 12:00 noon